An inaugural ride on Amtrak’s new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after a train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from an overpass onto an interstate highway, officials said.

“Multiple fatalities” were reported after Amtrak train 501 derailed about 7:30 a.m. along Interstate 5 as it was leaving the new Tacoma station, Pierce County Sheriff’s Spokesman Ed Troyer said. He did not specify the number of people killed.

An Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle early Monday, causing “injuries and casualties,” according to officials. (Washington State Patrol Trooper Brooke Bova)

The train was traveling southbound from Seattle when it derailed.

Police previously said several cars were struck by the Amtrak train cars, injuring multiple drivers on the highway. No motorists’ deaths were reported, according to Pierce County officials.

This from earlier in the year, from

Antifa anarchists blockaded the Port of Olympia in Washington for 12 days, from November 17 to 29, until police forced them to evacuate. Their actions inspired another group to sabotage a railroad in Oregon.

The city was unable to negotiate the anarchists peacefully, so it sent the police in to negotiate with them the hard way.

The group of anti-fracking protesters built a makeshift encampment to block railroad tracks in downtown Olympia. The group opposed the Port of Olympia’s shipping of fracking sand, which is used to extract oil and natural gas.

Police took action against the anarchists following complaints from a railroad company, issuing verbal warnings before entering the camp, which police say was empty by the time officers moved in, according to a report on the Olympian. Police dogs were also brought in to search for explosives near the railroad tracks.

According to the report, around two dozen protesters, many of whom covered their faces, sang songs and mocked police as they protected public crews clearing the camp. Police pushed back protesters who tried to advance toward the camp, but made no arrests. No injuries were reported.

Fast forward to the horrific derailment that we see today.

Journalist Mike Cernovich has picked it up:

AP is reporting there was something on tracks.

More from Jack Pobosiec:

Here is link from their blog: “Olympia, WA: Train Tracks Sabotage To Stop Fracking Equipment” Here is an Archive of the blog post:

We are BY NO MEANS saying they did, we are simply highlighting the questions people are asking. No one knows for sure what happened yet. What do you think?

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